MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office says a horse was killed last Wednesday, northwest of Nimrod on 209th Avenue — there are no suspects in the investigation at this time.

A sheriff deputy located a “smaller Colt horse” lying on its side with a bullet hole in its abdomen midday on Wednesday.

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Authorities say the property owner had returned home to find the horse frozen and lying on the ground with a bullet hole. It had not been checked on for three days.

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Law enforcement searched in the area for hunters and attempted to make contact with neighbors. The investigation is ongoing.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office.